I have an ASUS USB-N66 wireless adapater. I have verified that it works in Knoppix using the instructions here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1289702.
I would like to now compile the module during the Arch install process, but cannot run make. Is this possible? Is there an Arch image that includes make?
If not, would it be somehow possible to use the kernel module compiled in Knoppix during the Arch install?
I suggest you use a wired connection for the installation process and install all base-devel packages. Then fetch the pkgbuild for rt3573, patch the source, makepkg -si it.